Health claims that dog foods contain high levels of potassium are “not true,” according to a new report.
A new Canadian-funded study found that the high levels in dog food are not linked to kidney disease or a high risk of osteoporosis.
The study, published in the Canadian Journal of Human Nutrition, was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), a federal department that has long funded studies on food safety and nutrition.
The findings may have some impact on the way Canadian dog owners think about eating their pets, said Dr. Karen Mokyr, an associate professor of nutrition at the University of Manitoba.
“We’re looking at it as an opportunity to provide some guidance to the consumer to understand how we think about this,” she said.
The researchers examined the health claims of four dog foods, including those marketed by the U.S. food giant Kraft Heinz.
They found that there was no significant difference between the health of the dogs’ kidneys and those of their owners.
“There are no significant differences between the kidneys of the people that ate these dog foods and the kidneys that ate the control group,” Mokry said.
“It’s not like the people in the control groups ate any more dog food than the people eating the dog food that had higher levels of sodium.”
There was also no difference in kidney function between the groups.
The results may help explain why dog owners in the U of A study ate more dog foods with a higher amount of potassium than the control subjects.
The researchers believe that dogs with kidney disease may eat more potassium because they have more potassium in their blood.
“You get a lot more potassium out of the dog if you have kidney disease,” said Mokrys co-author Michael Fong.
“I think it’s a good sign that the sodium content is a bit higher in the dogs,” he said.
“The salt content in the foods might have something to do with it.
The dogs in the study ate a lot of salty dog food, but that might not have been enough to cause them to have kidney problems.”
Kraft Heinz’s spokeswoman, Jennifer LeBlanc, said that while the company was aware of the study, it is not aware of any studies that have found a connection between sodium and kidney disease.
“Kraft’s food safety protocols include a thorough review of the scientific literature to determine the validity of any and all claims made in this study,” she wrote in an email.
“Our food safety procedures are rigorous and robust, and we follow rigorous safety protocols when evaluating ingredients.
In fact, we have implemented an industry-wide standard of testing, which we have continually updated to improve safety and effectiveness.”
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) also said it is aware of this study and is investigating the study.
“If a food is not safe to eat, the agency is looking into it,” a spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.
“When food safety is identified, the CFIA conducts a thorough, independent review of food safety claims and conducts a safety assessment of the food before it is offered to consumers.
If we determine that the food is unsafe to eat for health or safety reasons, we immediately cease sale.”
The study found a higher prevalence of kidney disease in dogs eating more potassium than their owners, as well as a higher risk of kidney failure and other health problems.
It also found that dogs in this group ate a higher proportion of salt.
Kraft says the higher levels in the dog foods were linked to a higher sodium content.
The company says it is currently working to change its sodium content to reduce the sodium levels in food.
Dr. William Schoepke, an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an author of the book “Nutritional Therapy: From Diet to Medicine,” said it may not be possible to find a link between dog foods high in sodium and renal disease or bone fractures.
“It’s a really hard thing to say,” he told ABC News.
“You could have a whole group of people with kidney failure, and a very small percentage of those people have high levels [of sodium].
But I think that is very likely that there is a significant correlation.”
Dr. Robert Lacey, a professor of veterinary medicine at Harvard Medical School, agrees that it is hard to say definitively whether sodium is the culprit.
“Potassium is one of the ingredients of sodium, and when you combine those two things together, there’s a very strong association between high sodium intake and kidney failure,” he wrote in a blog post.
“For kidney failure to occur, it’s not just that the kidneys need more potassium to do their job.
It’s also that the urine contains more potassium, so when the urine is too low, the kidneys are not able to use it.”
Dr Lacey added that there are other ways to increase the amount of